Miniature Schnauzer Puppies

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Reserve now to make sure you get your little Schnauzer and then contact us to schedule a paw visit to pick out your new family member today!

Text or Call: 217-722-9615

Mon. - Sat. 8am to 11pm EST

Why a Schnauzer?

The Miniature Schnauzer is a small dog with a whole lot of heart. He's always in the top 20 most popular breeds in the U.S., England, and Germany, but he's bred around the world. He is a "people person" all the way: extroverted with moderately high energy, he just wants to have fun. And being with you is fun, no matter what you do. He's incredibly loyal to his family — and he requires a great deal of attention.

He's got a long beard and bushy eyebrows, and he's a handful. Developed as a ratter, he may look just like a smaller version of the Standard and Giant Schnauzers, but he's a distinct breed of his own. He isn't used much as a ratter any longer (although the instinct is still there), but he still has the lively, mischievous personality.

He likes to be in the center of the action. He's fairly good with children and he's energetic, with a lot of terrier spunkiness. 

Even though he's small, don't mistake your Miniature Schnauzer for a toy breed. This boy is not delicate.

Because of his size, he can be a good city dog, but he needs daily exercise.  A Miniature Schnauzer also enjoys larger quarters and is great with suburban or farm families. He adapts well to any climate, but he can gain weight quickly if he's not exercised or fed properly.

He's protective of the people he loves and is often suspicious of strangers, until you let him know they're welcome. He's an excellent watchdog, sometimes to your frustration, and will alert you to visitors, burglars, and blowing branches. His bark can be piercing. No Golden Retriever, he won't be licking the burglar in welcome; he'll be making sure you understand the gravity of the situation at full volume.

A Miniature Schnauzer is intelligent and learns quickly. Bored during rainy weather? Teach your Schnauzer tricks — he's a great tricks dog. Smart enough to learn anything, he excels at feats that involve jumping on his sturdy little legs.

At the same time, he can be stubborn. Really stubborn. Dug-into-the-sand stubborn. His favorite way of rebelling is to pretend that he doesn't hear you ("La, la, la, I can't heeear you!") when you try to make him do something. To maintain order in your household, you must be in charge. If you let him get by with something even one time, he'll remember it forever and you'll find the behavior escalating. This is one of the downsides of living with a dog who might possibly be smarter than you are.

But because he can be trained so easily (one of the upsides of that native intelligence), he tends to do well in obedience and agility competitions

Historically, Miniature Schnauzer ears were cropped for cosmetic purposes. Americans are moving away from cropping dogs in general, as more people come to feel it's not worth it for purely cosmetic reasons (unlike tail docking, which prevents tail injuries while out in the field).

However, most but not all Miniature Schnauzers who compete in dog shows still have cropped ears. Some breeders won't crop the ears of pet-quality dogs who will never go into the conformation ring. If you are in contact with the breeder early enough in the process, you can probably make your own decision about cropping your Miniature Schnauzer's ears.

Robust in body and mind, the Miniature Schnauzer is a lively, feisty, smart, happy, vocal, affectionate, low-shedding dog. He makes a fine addition to an active family

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Our Puppies Are Family

Your new puppy is going to become your best friend, close companion, or just like a member of the family. That is why we treat them the same way you are going to treat them. We love to spoil our puppies with love to ensure they will have an easy transition to living in their new forever homes. All our family breeders have made a pledged to adhere to strict socialization practices and many have young children that enjoy playing with the puppies as well. Please feel free to read through our testimonials and reviews to see what others have to say or contact us with any question you may have or to schedule a visit.   

Health & Nutrition

We keep our puppies happy and healthy by feeding them the finest quality feed and supplements designed for life long health and wellness. View our trusted pet brands.

*We guarantee a clean bill of health for all our puppies. 

Contact

Randall Mast

Text or Call: 217-722-9615

Mon. - Fri. 8AM -7 PM CST

Sat. 9AM-2PM CST

Sunday-CLOSED

Transportation

We provide transportation for our puppies and have had great success with puppies traveling all over North America. We personally handle all travel details to guarantee the puppy is provided safety and the utmost respect. We offer Ground Transportation. Costs vary on destination. Transportation cost are above the cost of the puppy. Arrangements can be made by contacting us.

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